From Minor Hockey to Pro and Everything Between, we understand and help our athletes throughout every stage of their career. From the U16 player attending CHL and NCAA Showcase tournaments to the NHL Player hitting the ice in front of 20,000 fans...
The rinks are flooded with scouts and recruiters.
it can all be a little overwhelming.
Pinnacle Hockey Management works with the player and family to reduce this stress.
NCAA, OHL, QMJHL - WHICH PATH SHOULD THE PLAYER FOLLOW?
The truth is, we hope all options are available and the player is in an enviable position to choose his course. Pinnacle Hockey Management educates the player and family on each and every option.
The ever-evolving NCAA eligibility regulations and academic requirements, Major Junior Scholastic Agreements and NCAA Scholarships. We have had many players in the QMJHL, OHL, and NCAA and use the invaluable experience we have gained over the years to help our players and families make the decision that they are most comfortable with.
Our goal is to provide the best opportunity for long-term success, not only in hockey but also after the player’s career ends. We work to keep all possible options open until the right one comes along. This can happen at 16 or at 21. Regardless of which direction our players take and when it happens, you can be sure we have worked as hard as possible to find the right opportunity.
"Adrian has always been there supporting and guiding both myself and my family through my path from minor hockey to the OHL and now as a draft pick of the Detroit Red Wings and playing for their affiliate in Toledo" - Cole Fraser
finding your plan b
In a perfect world, the player finishes their U16 year, is drafted and makes major junior at 16, or is recruited and gets an NCAA commitment. This can happen, but it is rare for a player to get these opportunities so quickly and at such a young age. Some agencies begin limiting contact with the player if it looks like the path to the NHL isn’t in the near future.
Phone calls, texts and emails to Advisors and Agents go unanswered and the player and family are left to contact teams on their own or forced to start over and seek new representation.
Pinnacle Hockey Management will never give up on a player! There are many challenges and setbacks in a player’s career, and we are here to listen, guide and help.
At Pinnacle we leave no stone unturned and use our vast network of contacts to target real opportunities from AAA to The National Hockey League. We look for the fit that is right for the player, not the first one that comes along. The player needs the right program, coaching, and opportunity to play regularly to continue to develop and reach their goals.
We truly believe that each season is more important than the one before it. Pinnacle’s experience with countless teams and leagues over the years, ensures we find the best situations for our players to further their hockey careers.
We find real opportunities and target teams for both amateur and Professional Tryouts. This ultimately leads to both success and development for our players.
The Business Side of the Game
When it comes to OHL, QMJHL, NCAA, and Professional contract negotiation and signing rest assured that we will work to get our players both fair and equitable schooling packages and contracts. Our staff’s many years of experience in negotiating contracts and school packages means the player will receive the right compensation for his commitment to the team or school.
Players pursuing the CHL, U-Sports or NCAA route will benefit from the dozens of Scholarship Packages our staff has negotiated and over a decade of building relationships and partnerships with Teams and Schools.
This experience ensures that our players and families have a clear understanding of these educational packages and they will be represented with the highest level of sincerity, honesty, and excellence in the industry.
Our goal is that the player can give the most back to their family as possible in education dollars and if pro hockey does not work out, they have a degree or diploma to fall back on.
At the professional level, as a PHPA (Professional Hockey Players Association) Certified Agency, we work with teams throughout both North America and Europe.
As a Certified Professional Hockey Agency, Pinnacle Hockey Management strives to find the best compensation for our professional players in the industry. Contracts that best meet both our players’ financial needs and their family dynamic.
We ensure these contracts meet or exceed fair market value.
We use a series of analytical contract factors within each professional league, such as salary structure, caps, precedents and contracts of comparable players, to come up with the right deal for the player.
- Interview and Press Conference Preparation
- Private & Public Appearance Booking
- Agency and Player Social Media Structuring, Creation and Monitoring
- Canadian and USA Tax Preparation Services
- Investment and RRSP Referral Services
- Mortgage Referral Services
- Money Exchange Referral Services